Today is Saturday and it’s beautiful! Almost 65°F here and getting warmer. Gorgeous.
Slept in late this morning so that was lovely and I actually had a real breakfast!
I packet of instant butter grits from Quaker, two slices of slightly toasted honey wheat toast with a smidgen of butter and apply jelly, and a sliced up orange. Maybe it’s just me but the orange was really red, almost the color of a grape fruit, but it was definitely an orange. Strange.
Hustled my way through a shower and a bazillion different outfit changes. Ugh. I hate laundry day. And of course, when I finally finished being indecisive, I had to book it to get to work. Wonderful.
Couple hours later and it was definitely lunch time. I wasn’t too hungry but I’m going to movies and dinner with friends tonight and I know it’ll be awhile before I can eat again. Seemed like a perfect time to try out the other Annie Chun’s noodle bowl.
This time around, I tried out the Noodle Express: Chinese Chow Mein. On the cover, it boasts that it’s 100% natural, has no MSG or preservatives, and is ready in one minute, all of which are good factors for someone like me. However, after the salty experience of last time, I was already a little hesitant about trying out this one. I’m not much of a sodium girl, I guess. But looking at the nutrition facts, I was brought to ease.
I do think it’s tricky that the facts are for only half the bowl – why would anyone only eat half of this small meal? But the sodium was much lower than before, even though it’s still a little high for one thing. And the calories were at lot better than the 600-ish from before. I also liked that I understood all the ingredient in the list.
This is what comes inside the packet: pre-cooked Ramen noodles, a packet of dehydrated vegetables, and a packet of sauce. I followed the instructions on how to microwave it and was excited for the results.
Needless to say, I wasn’t that impressed. Once again, it was way too salty. Not so much as the last bowl but too much for me to handle. It did do a decent job of filling me up and smelled good but the salt is a factor that my hinder my buying of this line of products from now on. I do believe, however, that this is a great alternative to some other microwavable meals but I may just stick to preparing my own.
The rest of the day is going to be pretty busy. I’m going to visit a few friends for a birthday celebration and, knowing them, will probably have something really fattening for dinner but I’m still excited! Hopefully I’ll be able to find something that isn’t too heart-attack inducing.
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